Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs
Memorial Day Surprise
A mother tells her son that there is a “big surprise” at the Memorial Day Celebration. As the boy watches the parade, he asks if each part of the parade is the “surprise” – from the marching band, to waving flags, to children riding their bikes with red, white and blue streamers, and to firefighters in their truck. Mother always tells him that the real surprise is even more special. At the end of the parade, people stand and applaud. The boy then sees his grandfather, a veteran, being pushed in a wheelchair. His surprise is realizing that his grandfather is a hero.
A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to find Grandpa’s name. What makes “The Wall” so moving is that instead of answering questions it will get children to ask them. A great book to open discussion with the class about war and it’s consequences.
Let’s Get Ready for Memorial Day
A girl’s class prepares for Memorial Day by learning about the holiday from their teacher and making flags, and later she goes to a war memorial with her father to honor those who died.